Middle school students visit Georgia Law - 11/17/15
On Nov. 17, 2015, students from W.R. Coile Middle School experienced what it is like to be law students at Georgia Law in addition to getting the chance to act as attorneys.
As a part of the law school’s outreach efforts, a group of 26 seventh- and eighth-grade girls were given a tour of the law school where they gained first-hand knowledge of Georgia Law. The young girls were also able to participate in a moot court activity in the Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom, where they were split into two teams and given an issue to argue.
The students were accompanied by Executive Director of Admissions & Diversity Programs Gregory L. Roseboro and Assistant Director of Recruitment and Student Experience Jenna L. Jackson, both of whom coached the students in their moot court activity. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Lori A. Ringhand was also provided the students with a question and answer session where she answered questions regarding law school requirements, applications and opportunities.
The purpose of the outreach program is to expose young students to the study of law and the legal profession with the goal of sparking their interest in the field. This initiative has been in place for several years, and similar programs exist for high school students as well.